12 Days To Go

Today is our extra day off. Apparently since the 4th fell on a Sunday, Independence Day is observed today. I suppose we will relax and try to take advantage of the fact that I'm not stuck at the office.

It's kind of odd to not have any guaranteed free time in the summer anymore. I remember always counting on long days and late mornings when I was in school. Back then, I could plan trips to see the Girl pretty easily, since I was usually off from internships by August. Nowadays, though, everything has to be planned in advance.

I guess that means I better do something fun today. I hope the heat wave comes this week and that we get beautiful weather for the wedding. Now it's really starting to become "crunch time."

Happy 4th of July!

We hope you all have a happy and safe 4th of July!

We spent the day finishing up the wedding program, playing croquet and volleyball, bbq-ing, and watching fireworks. We are very fortunate to have time off to spend with family and friends.

Interestingly, we are going through a drought right now. Earlier this week we got a phone call from the water district telling us we had to cut back on usage because they were running out of water. This afternoon, we got a phone call from the town supervisor telling us that we are not allowed to water the lawn until further notice. I never thought two weeks before the wedding I would be wishing for rain but, things are so dry.

Thursday and Friday I was out in Montauk with my mother for some girl time! We had lots of fun. On Thursday evening, there were lots of sirens in town. Evidently, every time the train comes into the station the sparks start a brush fire because it is so dry. Many years ago, my family rented a house in Montauk for a month. While we were out there, there was a very large wild fire the consumed several acres of the Pine Barrens West of where we were staying. Things are finally getting green out there and you can barely tell that there was a fire. I just hope things cool down and we get some rain BEFORE THE WEDDING.

14 days!

We celebrated 14 days until the wedding with our MOH Carolyn. Her parents were out of town so she cooked us a wonderful dinner complete with dessert and fireworks. We couldn't have asked for a better day!

In between our fun with Carolyn, we went to meet with the priest who will be presiding over our Mass. All of the final arrangements are coming together! We were able to pick out our vows. We decided to go with a question and answer format for the vows. I think in light of the fact that I tend to cry this will be easier for the both of us.